Shipowners can lower operating costs and reduce emissions by using cloud-based data analytics for vessel voyage planning. Data analysis on open platforms will also assist owners, operators and managers to reduce maintenance costs and time.
Classification society ClassNK-owned Ship Data Center (ShipDC) now includes services on its open platform to deliver internet services and data analytics at sea. ShipDC IoS-OP [internet-of-ships open platform] has announced its first service provider.
This solution will analyse ship data for voyage optimisation and use hydrodynamics to reduce drag on ship hulls.
ShipDC president Yasuhiro Ikeda said services on IoS-OP will be suitable for performance analysis and voyage optimisation. “It will be possible to visualise the benefits of utilising big data. This will lead more players to join the initiative and form a strong platform,” he said.
Satellite owner Inmarsat has also introduced its first service providers for its maritime IoT platform, Fleet Data. These services will use Ka-band and L-band broadband connectivity to shipping fleets for data transmission and analytics for vessel performance monitoring and optimisation on Fleet Data.
Information is then available to shipping companies on a dashboard through an application process interface.
Inmarsat Maritime vice president for business development Stefano Poli said partnerships with service providers “will help overcome key difficulties faced by those frustrated with the challenge of aggregating vessel data on board and getting it efficiently onshore to improve fuel optimisation.”
Services on open platforms “will allow ship operators and managers to access, control and analyse their own data, through the applications on Fleet Data”. Data transmissions will be over Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and FleetBroadband satellite communications services.
Data on these open platforms will not need to be complicated or advanced for the analytics to bring owner benefits. Shipping stakeholders would receive beneficial information from noon reports or data from voyage data recorders and vessel’s automatic identification system.
Napa is the first application provider on ShipDC IoS-OP and Fleet Data. It combines data analytics, voyage optimisation and hydrodynamics in these analysis services to provide insight and information to shipping companies.
To address the key issues facing shipowners, Riviera Maritime Media is organising the 4th Maritime Cyber Risk Management Forum, in association with and hosted by Norton Rose Fulbright, in London, 25 June 2019.